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Annual faculty

salary listing


Ninety-T'wo Years MELTING
of LIIMostly cloudy today with a
_ _Oftija E U I chance of light rain,
Editorial Freedom t I or drizzle. The high will be
around 40.
Vol. XCII, No. 114 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 17, 1982 Ten Cents Twenty-two Pages


nab econ arson suspect

upsets LSA
Sparked by the denial of tenure to
English Prof. Barbara Bono, members
of the LSA Curriculum Committee
yesterday said they were concerned
that some very good faculty members
might be denied tenure simply because
they devote their energies to teaching
rather than scholarly research.
Bono is appealing the decision to deny
her tenure and the English department
will take her case, tomorrow, to the
LSA Executive Committee, a faculty
administratvie board.
SOME MEMBERS of the Curriculum
Committee said Bono, who last year
received the Class of '23 distinguished
teaching award, 'may have been
discriminated against in the tenure
See ENGLISH, Page 3

Police arrest suspect
in econ building fire

Fifteenth District Court yesterday
arraigned a former University
secretary, fired late last year, on
charges of setting fire to the University
Economics Building Christmas Eve,
and breaking and entering the building
earlier in the year.
Arthur Arroyo, a 30-year-old native of
New York City, was arraigned before
15th District Court Judge Pieter
Thomassen yesterday at 10 a.m. and
charged with "arsony, real property."
Court set bail at $10,000, and scheduled
a preliminary examination for Feb. 24,
a court official said.
ANN ARBOR police detectives Craig
Roderick and Sgt. Daniel Branson
arrested Arroyo last Thursday in San
Diego, charging him with a
Thanksgiving Day break-in at the
Economics Building, from which a
typewriter was stolen, officials said in a
press conference yesterday morning.
Arroyo waived extradition and volun-
tarily returned to Michigan, City Ad-
ministrator Terry Sprenkel said at the

conference, given by police, fire, city,
county, and University officials.
Investigation revealed a connection
between the fire and the break-in,
Sprenkel said, and Prosecutor William
Delhey yesterday morning issued a
criminal warrant for arson of an unoc-
cupied structure.
THE COURT arraigned Arroyo-who
has no previous criminal record in
Acquaintances and co-
workers describe the suspect
as a loner. See story, Page 2.
Michigan, according to Delhey, on the
breaking and entering charge last
Saturday, setting bond at $25,000. He
faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in
prison for each charge.
Police Chief William Corbett said in-
formation received through a special
tip hotline and other evidence gathered
by investigators led to Arroyo's arrest.
He refused to comment on how the fire
See FORMER, Page 2

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
ANN ARBOR Fire Chief Fred Schmidd, Police Chief William Corbett and City Administrator Terry Sprenkel, at a press
conference yesterday, discuss the arrest of former University employee Arthur Arroyo for allegedly setting fire to the
Economics Building last December.

Faculty forsees

While inflation has been taking off
like the space shuttle in recent years,
faculty salaries have been floundering
in the exhaust.,
What's worse, with the University's
emphasis on retrenchment and
austerity, many professors are afraid.
that they will continue to lose money for
the next several years, if not more.
"This has been happening since 1972,
but the inflation rate has accelerated in
the last two or three years," said
economics Prof. Ronald Teigen,
chairman of the Committee on the
Economic Status of the Faculty

(CESF). "The faculty's rate of loss has
accelerated," he said.
According to Frank Stafford, chair-
many of the University's economics
department, inflation has caused a 25-
percent decline, in the standard of living
for faculty members during the past
CESF recently mailed questionaires
to faculty members, asking their
opinions of salaries and other concerns,
including the possibility of a faculty
union. Results of that survey are expec-
ted next month.
School of Music Dean Paul Boyland
said the CESF questionnaire was an

appropriate response from CESF to the
question of lagging faculty salaries.
"All of a sudden, it came into all oui
consciousnesses that we had to d(
something about this," Boyland said.
Charles Allmand, assistant to the
vice president for academic affairs,
said that "most of the professors that
raise these issues do it every year.
Salaries have been number one for the
last five years.
Jacob Price, chairman of the Univer-
sity's history department, recalled that
in a period of high inflation following
World War II, there were similar rum-
blings about salaries among facult:
Some pro


members. In the 1950s and. 1960s, when
faculty salaries kept pace with in-
flation, Price said there was less
discussion of the issue.
Several professors had a different
viewpoint on the salary issue. "We're
greedy," said English Prof. Bert Hor-
nback. "The faculty talks. more about
salaries than anybody else does."
Hornback said the first priority of
faculty members should be keeping the
University afloat. He said a number of
faculty members would like to see a
salary ceiling similar to those of many
other universities, including Harvard

,,- J""' c, rir p

Fs upset

by salary publication

When salaries were first published at
the University several years ago, con-
cerns arose about the effects of such a
public disclosure. Many felt such
knowledge would result in politicing
within departments for equal salaries
or raises. Others feared that public
disclosure might make it more difficult
for the University to attract top-flight
scholars through offers of special
This has not been the case, however,
according to University President
Harold Shapiro. "I think that

publication of salaries has not caused
any unusual problems to date," he said,
echoing a statement he made a year
Several department chairpersons,
who bear the brunt of salary decisions,
agreed with Shapiro. "I think people
are more aware of the differences, but
it hasn't become divisive," said
Thomas Dunn, chairman of the
chemistry department.
In the medical school, where salaries
are the highest, Dave Bachrach, the
director of administrative and financial
See 'U', Page 7

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Mix-up snags
financial aid
letter wr'itiong
to Congress

Organizers of a campaign to encourage students
and faculty members to write letters to legislators
protesting cutbacks in financial aid said their push
generated 600 letters, somewhat fewer than they had
hoped for.
The campaign's leaders, which included students
from the Michigan Student Assembly and the Public
Interest Research Group in Michigan, said the num-
ber of letters was lower than expected because
faculty members had not been notified of the drive in
THE GROUPS planned to ask instructors to take
time out of class to write letters to congressmembers
protesting financial aid cuts.
But the cover letter explaining the drive was not
distributed to instructors because of a misunderstan-

ding over whether or not the letters could be
distributed through campus mail.
MSA Financial Aid Task Force Chairman Dan
Perlman said MSA was not notified of the difficulties
with the mail system until it was too late to organize
another method of distribution.
"BY THAT TIME, the direction sheets were out (to
the faculty members) without the cover letters" ex-
plaining the drive, Perlman said.
"We're disappointed," Perlman said, "but we un-
derstand the mix-up."
MSA committee member Steve Belkin said that
despite the problems with Friday's campaign, the
plan for the drive was a "realistic concept," and the
students would be organizing other letter-writing
campaigns, possibly coordinated with schools around
the state. See MIX-UP, Page 2

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
GERMAN TA MARK MELICHAR plays "horsey" to motivate and involve
foreign language students as part of his creative teaching method.
TA turns lang'uage
learn ing into play

A tall, blond man crouches in a
classroom as if sitting in a car. He
propels himself around the room,
manipulating an invisible steering
wheel, making motor noises, and
asking students for a fill-up in falsetto
The seemingly deranged man is
Mark Melichar, a German teaching

assistant at the University. Melichar's
odd behavior is merely his flamboyant
way of teaching German - a style quite
in contrast to the standard University
textbook method.
pioneered at Dartmouth College, uses
theatrical methods to motivate and in-
terest students. Turning language class
See GERMAN, Page 7


Hit the road, cabbies
JLUMP IN A CAB in Chicago, experienced city dwellers
say, and you may never reach your destination. Passengers
have been complaining that the recent influx of immigrants
who have obtained chauffeurs' licenses has resulted in a
city filled with cab drivers who can't speak English and
don't know where they're going. Mike Royko of the Chicago

navigational incompetence. For any cabbies
exam it'll just be time to hit the road-no fare.

who fail the

If at first you don t succeed.. .
Robert M., the 9-year-old who held up a bank last year
and sent the cash on hamburgers, French fries, and a
musical watch, has been arrested again and charged with
stealing a sled at knifepoint from two boys, it was learned

No one wanted to get involved
A dirty look by a woman shopper was the worst thing that
happened to three high school students who stuffed their
pockets at a suburban store in plain view of 50 customers as
part of an experiment on shoplifting. "They got one dirty
look," said Richard Baran, marketing teacher at suburban
Wheeling High School. "I thought maybe 15 percent would
report them. The indifference underlines what we're seeing
more and more-a society that doesn't want to get in-
volved." The students, Gayle Young, Chris Mader and Scott

The Daily almanac
On this date in 1975, 250 minority students camped out over
night in the University Administration building to protest
the University's unwillingness to accept demands issued by
the Black Action Movement (BAM).
Also on this date in history:
" 1967-Governor George Romney of Michigan was "ap-
parently giving serious consideration to the appointment of
a negro to the U of M Board of Regents."
e 1969-LSA Committee asks for the removal of ROTC




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